Newspaper Hires Armed Guards After Publishing Map of Gun Owners

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Hopefully the irony is not lost on the White Plains Journal News that its own offices now count among the addresses where one can find permitted handguns in suburban New York. The paper's editor said it had received "a large amount of negative correspondence" since its decision to publish a map of permitted gun owners' addresses, including a blogger who posted the names and addresses of the paper's staff. The paper is looking to expand its map to Putnam County, where officials have denied requests for the gun owners' information, but since the law says handgun owners' addresses "shall be a public record," it's not clear they'll be able to hold out for long.